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'Businesses have role in halting suicides', says Pendle MP

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has discussed the importance of businesses taking responsibility in preventing suicide.

He spoke in the House of Commons during a general debate on lowering the rate of suicides, and brought up the issue of the Pendle Rise car park in Nelson.

Mr Stephenson said: “In January, suicide-proof fencing was installed at a multi-storey car park in Nelson, from which eight people have died in the past 10 years and a further 18 people have had to be talked down by police.

“I raised this issue on the Floor of the House in October 2010 in an Adjournment Debate, yet it still took the car park owners years to act.”

After the debate, Mr Stephenson said the main issue had been that the company which owned the building had gone into administration, meaning it took a while to have the railings installed.

He said: “I am delighted it has finally been sorted out, but it underlines the fact that we all have a role to play in preventing suicide.”

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3:58pm Fri 8 Feb 13

happycyclist says...

Jobcentres have a responsibility, too. There have been two in Darwen in recent years because people couldn't find work yet all the staff at jobcentres do is bully and harass people and speak to them as if they are something they just scraped off their shoe.
Jobcentres have a responsibility, too. There have been two in Darwen in recent years because people couldn't find work yet all the staff at jobcentres do is bully and harass people and speak to them as if they are something they just scraped off their shoe. happycyclist
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8:09pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Rappide says...

I'm not impressed with this MP's statement. The coalition are not taking responsibility for the increase in suicides due to the draconian and perverse rulings about sick people's benefits. Worse may come yet when people are made homeless as a result of the impending 'bedroom tax'.
I'm not impressed with this MP's statement. The coalition are not taking responsibility for the increase in suicides due to the draconian and perverse rulings about sick people's benefits. Worse may come yet when people are made homeless as a result of the impending 'bedroom tax'. Rappide
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5:39pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Rappide wrote:
I'm not impressed with this MP's statement. The coalition are not taking responsibility for the increase in suicides due to the draconian and perverse rulings about sick people's benefits. Worse may come yet when people are made homeless as a result of the impending 'bedroom tax'.
Typical of this MP's statement,blaming someone else for his parties Dictatorship,,bad retail sales they blame the weather,falling exports they blame the Eurozone,they just cant hold thier hands up and say sorry were screwing everybody!!
[quote][p][bold]Rappide[/bold] wrote: I'm not impressed with this MP's statement. The coalition are not taking responsibility for the increase in suicides due to the draconian and perverse rulings about sick people's benefits. Worse may come yet when people are made homeless as a result of the impending 'bedroom tax'.[/p][/quote]Typical of this MP's statement,blaming someone else for his parties Dictatorship,,bad retail sales they blame the weather,falling exports they blame the Eurozone,they just cant hold thier hands up and say sorry were screwing everybody!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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